Course Profile

Course Profile:   Support Planning & Risk Assessment (1-2 Days)
This course aims to provide the knowledge and awareness of skills required for learners to construct dynamic and systematic Support/Care Plans combined with Person Centred Risk Assessment and Management. Each element of the processes is explored in terms of good practice issues, essential skills for workers, challenges and the experience and perception of people receiving health and care services. The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards. The course is informed by ‘Independence, choice & Risk’ (DoH) the specific organisation’s policy and paperwork and the Code of Practice. The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: HWB 2.3
Care Certificate: Standards 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 5, 7.3, 13.2
QCF: HSC024, 025, 026, 2031, 3020, SHC023, 024
The course is designed for front line staff working in a variety of Health & Social Care settings.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Why do we need care and support plans
  • What is a care and support plan
  • The 5 stages of a care and support plan
  • The ethos of the Care Act 2014 i.e. wellbeing and personalisation and how to integrate this ethos when developing care/support plan and risk assessment
  • The 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and associated DoLS and how to integrate these principles when developing care/support plan and risk assessment
  • A range of assessment methodologies and main areas of support
  • What are SMARTER goals
  • The planning and implementing stages and the role of the worker
  • The review stage, including when to review care and support plan
  • Why do we need risk assessment
  • The main risks we need to assess at work
  • What is a risk assessment and its 5 steps process
  • When to review a risk assessment
  • The duty to report, record and monitor incidents and risks
  • Historical and current attitudes towards risk taking in relation to people with care and support needs.
  • Examples of risk assessments
  • What is a reasonable risk
  • The duty to protect people with care and support needs from harm while empowering them
  • The duty to based risk assessment and risk management plan on human rights
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Large Group Work, Practical sessions, Handouts, Chalk & Talk, Small Group Work, Practice examples